Cold weather creates shortage at blood center

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The cold and snow is taking a toll on Kentucky blood supplies. The Kentucky Blood Center says 19 blood drives have been canceled this month due to the extreme weather.

The Annual Big Blue Slam competition between Kentucky and Florida begins Monday, but the Blood Center is offering a shirt and a chance to win an SEC Tournament package to anyone willing to donate blood starting on Friday.

Officials with the center tell WKYT they're in need of blood as soon as possible.

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